Friday, 30 October 2009

Second phase of project

Summer is well and truly behind us, and the Oral History Project of the Black Women's Movement has moved into its second phase in earnest. We have recently interviewed Professor Elizabeth Anionwu CBE who shared her involvement in the movement mainly as someone who made presentations on topical health issues like Sickle Cell at OWAAD conferences and with womens organisations up and down the country.

Lindiwe Tsele a political activist who has lived mainly in London and Manchester very much involved with the long journey to freedom of South Africa. Lindiwe also met the late Olive Morris when she attended University in Manchester.

We also interviewed recently Dawn Butler MP who shared the impact that the women's movement made in a life and how she became active in the Trade Union Movement. Incidentally Dawn will be opening our study day which will take place Saturday 6th March at the London Metropolitan Archive with support from the Women's Library.

We will be announcing further details soon, but wanted to ensure that our blog followers could get this in their diaries as we know this to be a very busy weekend on the eve of International Women's Day.

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